Most commonly used password in India is… No, not “12345”
INDIA: The pandemic saw a huge shift towards digital workspaces and online classes, but when it comes to cyber safety, it looks like the country still has some way to go. New research from NordPass reveals that the most commonly-used password in India is “password”. This despite repeated warnings from police departments and public agencies about choosing strong passwords that cannot be cracked easily.
Global password manager NordPass analysed passwords across 50 countries and the amount of time it takes to crack each one, according to 7 News.
It found that in India, “password” was the most commonly-used password, followed by 12345, 123456, 123456789, 12345678, india123, 1234567890, 1234567, qwerty and abc123.
All of these passwords, with the exception of “india123”, can be cracked in less than one second, according to NordPass. India123 is a password that would take 17 minutes to crack. While these time frames are only indicative, they still provide an idea of how secure the password is. – NDTV